February 24, 2010

Shahjeera-Ajwain Square Parathas with Punjabi Egg Masala, Eggplant Galore: Rasavangi, Sampangi Pithlai and Kothsu with Okra-Yogurt Pachadi/salad

Hello friends, did you see the "Bollywood Ice Dancing" and in Winter Olympics on Monday by a US team, Meryl Davis and Charlie White who won silver? It was soooo cool and colorful! Jai Ho!! :)

Email scam alert to all of you:

I received an email last week saying that (with a fellow blogger's full name and her husband's name as well) they were robbed at gunpoint in UK while on vacation and they need money urgently to get back home. They asked me to help them sending about $1200 ASAP and they promised to return the money, I should trust them etc. Of course, I deleted it promptly. Then I contacted one of my blogger friends who advised me to change my password immediately and she told me that there is a big scam going on like this in India too! They hack an email address and sending the message to everybody this person knows using her name and her husband's name which is more shocking and confusing when you recognize this blogger's name. Some even collected the money to send it to help their friends in need only to realize that they have been scammed. I just wanted you to know this and be aware. Don't start sending money because somebody takes my name and send an email to you. Knowledge is power as they say! :)


Okay, back to business now:

Punjabi Egg Masala with buttered Shajeera, Ajwain and turmeric flavored square Parathas are at your service.
A Punjabi fare today! :)
What more can I say? This is the easiest and yummiest Egg masala I have ever made to serve with Shahjeera and Ajwain flavored Parathas. What makes it special? I used "Punjabi Garam Masala" I made at home last month in this Egg masala. It really makes a difference, has lot flavor than just any regular old store bought Garam masala, you can make your own Punjabi Garam masala from here. I made the sauce in the Microwave (faster and less messy), but you can use stove top to make the masala too as I type in here. Vegetarians can use any mixed vegs or Veg Koftas to add to this masala instead of Eggs.

Hardboil 6 eggs, about 2 eggs per person for 15mins in lots of water on high heat. Drain all the water, fill the pot up again with cold water. This helps the shell to separate inside and makes it easy to peel the shell. If you put the boiled eggs with shell in the fridge overnight, peeling is even easier. Slice the Eggs halfway and keep them aside.

Punjabi Egg Masala:

1. Heat 1 tbsp Butter and 2 tsp oil, add 1 medium onion, finely chopped or ground, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, stir until onion paste is slightly reddish and soft.
2. Add 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste, 1/4 tsp Turmeric, 1 tsp Paprika or Kashmiri (for color and heat) chilli pd, stir for 1 minute.

3. Now add 1 cup Tomato sauce, 1tbsp Coriander seeds powder and 2 tsp Cumin seeds powder, let it simmer for 15-20mins until sauce is thicker or oil shows up on top.
4. Add few tbsps of water to cool it down and add 1 cup 2% milk or lower fat half and half, adjust the salt, sugar (to balance the tangy Tomatoes) and chilli pd to your taste. Mix well and simmer.
5. When the sauce is smooth and thickish, remove from the heat and add 2 tsp crushed Kasoori Methi and 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of Punjabi Garam Masala, 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, mix well.
6. Add eggs to the sauce and let it sit for few hours or overnight in the fridge for best flavor.

All done! Slurp!! :)

My Shahjeera-Ajwain square Parathas with Punjabi Egg Masala goes to Srilekha's "EFM-Parathas and Gravies" event and also to Pari's "The combo event".

Shahjeera, Ajwain and Turmeric square Parathas: (Click to enlarge the pics)
As you know I keep on learning to make different kinds of folds to make Parathas, I just love the looks of them when they are done! Here, I added Shahjeera, Ajwain and turmeric to the dough and made the Parathas square. It's so much fun to eat them too! :)

To make square Parathas:
Mix 2 cups of Atta, 1 tsp Shajeera (Black Cumin seeds), 1 tsp Ajwain seeds and 1/2 tsp Turmeric, 2 tbsp of oil, mix well. Add about 1 cup of hot water slowly and knead the dough to a smooth and soft but not sticky dough. Divide into 8 or more portions, make balls, cover and let it rest for 1 hour or so.

1. Roll out a dough ball to a circle, brush with oil, sprinkle some flour. Fold as shown in the pics brushing oil and sprinkling flour to a square shaped folded dough ball.
2. Roll out gently again keeping the square shape, don't have to get a perfect square.
3. Cook on griddle both sides, take out on a plate, brush with little ghee or butter on top. Stack up the other Parathas on top. Serve ASAP with any gravy.
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Eggplant Galore II?!

Brinjal Rasavangi, Sampangi Pithlai and Kathirikkai Kothsu:

Yes! One of those "Galore" posts (Soup Galore, Idli Galore, Pumpkin pics, Brunch, Winter Munchies, XMAS treats, another, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Party snacks, Soupy week, JackFruit, Eggplants, Gourds, Plantains again. PHEW! :D), with loads of dishes but with delicious different tastes I have posted before! I have cooked all three of these dishes from a very authentic south Indian cookbook called "Dakshin Bhog" by Santhi Balaraman I have. It has really simple but traditional recipes. I had bought plenty of Eggplants last week, so I tried these 3 dishes from the book, LOVED the taste.

Rasavangi:
Here is another spicier Rasavangi I have posted before. Here is the simple but tasty version.
1. Cook 1/2 cup Tura dal with 1 1/2 cup water, keep aside. Soak small ball of Tamarind in 1 cup water and squeeze all the water, discard the solids. Cut slices of 3-4 Brinjals, wash in water.
2. Cook Tamarind water, Brinjals, 1/4 tsp Turmeric pd, salt, and cook until Brinjals are tender. Add cooked and mashed Tuar dal, chopped Cilantro, mix and simmer for 2 mins.
3. Heat 1tbsp oil+ghee, add 1 tsp Mustard seeds, 2 sliced Green chillies, 2 dry red chillies, few curry leaves, and add this to Rasavangi.

Sampangi Pithlai:
This dish supposed to be from Karnataka, probably a Iyengar or Iyer dish as Sampangi sounds Kannada and Pithlai is a Tamil word. This dal has little more spices than the other dals, taste great with rice.
1. Pressure cook 1/2 cup Tuar dal, 2 Drumsticks, 1 cup Green beans or Broad beans, 1/4tsp Turmeric with 2 cups of water.
2. Boil 1 cup Tamarind water, add 1 cubed Potato, 2 Eggplants and 1 Chow Chow,chopped, cook until soft. Add powdered masala, cook for 2 mins.
3. Add in dal mixture, salt, Chopped Cilantro, simmer and season with 1 tbsp oil+ghee, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, few curry leaves, pinch of Hing, 1 red chilly.
Spice Powder: Roast these lightly and powder without oil.
2 tbsp coconut, 3 red chillies, 2 tsp Urad dal, 1 tsp rice grains, 6 Peppercorns, 1 tbsp Coriander seeds, 2 tsp Chana dal.

Kathrikkai Kothsu:
Another tasty south Indian dal with Eggplants and Moong dal! Add water as needed to thin the dal or add less to thicker dal, up to your liking.
1. Cook 1/2 cup Moong dal with 1/4tsp turmeric and 1 cup water. Keep aside.
2. Heat 1tbsp oil+Ghee, add 1/2tsp Mustard seeds, 2 sliced green chillies, few curry leaves, pinch of Hing. Add 2 small onions, sliced lengthwise, saute until golden color.
3. Add 3 small round Brinjals, cut into slices, 1 cup Tamarind juice/water, salt and cook until soft.
4. Add powdered masala, cooked Moong dal, adjust the salt and heat, a small piece of Jaggary, chopped Cilantro, simmer for few minutes and serve.
Toast these lightly and powder without oil:
2 tbsp Coriander seeds, 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds, 1 tbsp Chana dal, 3 or more dry red chillies.
Serve with these plain rice, papad and a Okra-Yogurt salad.

My Eggplant Galore with Rasavangi, Pithlai and Kothsu goes to Anita's "Vegetable Marathon-Eggplants" event.

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Spiced up Okra-Yogurt Salad/Raita/Pachadi:
I love this salad or Bendekai Pachadi as we call it. You can eat this by itself at lunchtime, Summer days are the best to have this cooling salad or serve this as a side dish with nutritious dal. Great with Parathas too since it's spicy, has a vegetable and tangy Yogurt. It has all the goodness of Okra, Ginger, Garlic and Yogurt. Enjoy.

Whenever you use Okras, make sure you fry or saute them in oil first before you make a any Okra dish, nothing horrible like eating slimy Okras. Take 4 cups cut Okras for this dish. Whole Okras are washed first, dried and cut into 1" pieces. Add about 3 tbsp of oil in a non-stick wok, add Okra and saute until Okra pieces loses it's sliminess and looks reddish and separate from each other. If you have many, saute them in batches. Cool and set aside.

To make salad:
1. Heat 1 tsp oil, add 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds, 2 tsp Urad dal, few curry leaves, 2 green chillies sliced, 1 red chilly, broken. Saute until Urad dal is reddish.
2. Add 2-3 tbsp chopped Cilantro, take it off of the heat. Add to a serving bowl, cool. Add 1/2 to 1 cup thick Yogurt, 1 tsp roasted Cumin seeds powder and sauteed Okra to the bowl with enough salt and mix.
3. Take 2 tbsp water, add 2 cloves of Garlic and 1/2" Ginger in a pestle-Mortar and pound until they are mashed and squeeze the juice out into the Salad, discard the Ginger-Garlic solids.
4. Mix the salad well and serve at room temperature.

My very south Indian traditional Okra and Yogurt spiced up Salad/Pachadi goes to Divya's "Show me your salad" event.

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Movies I watched:

"Paa":

Well....I watched Paa last weekend (alone this time). I have mixed feelings about this movie. It reminded me of "The curious case of Benjamin Button" although story line is totally different. I thought AB Junior looked very handsome and mature in the movie. Vidya Balan looks beautiful and great actress as usual. I thought movie is bit of a drag, same thing stretched to a 2 hours unnecessarily. I still don't know where the name "Auro" comes from or what it means! I hated the "Potty" jokes, "bastard" "round round round" dialogues and calling his grandma "Bum" because she has a big behind and all this is from a 13yrs old! I can understand a 4-5yr old making potty jokes and also I hope kids in India don't start calling their ajjis and Paatis "bum" after watching this movie! :D
But I did enjoy the movie, did feel the sadness when the boy dies in the end. It's hard for me imagine that scenario as a mother of a (almost 15yr old) son myself. Movie is well made and I can say I liked it except few scenes, worth the time.

Everybody's Fine:
Heartwarming movie. An old and lonely widower, played by Robert De Niro, tries to get all his 4 adult children together at his home for Thanksgiving but none of them have the time or inclination to visit him. So he decides to surprise his kids by visiting them instead but each one make excuses that they are busy and can't spend much time with him, guides him on to the next child. They tell him that when they were kids he was too strict, pushy, expected too much out of them and that's why they preferred to talk to their mom than him. He says he didn't realize it but he just wanted the best for them.
When he gets robbed in the city on the way to his daughter's home and loses his heart medicine, he calls his empty home just to listen to his dead wife's voice on the answering machine which gives him some comfort and made me so sad. He has a heart attack on the way back to his own home, then his kids gather around him in the hospital, they talk but also tell him that one of his sons has died. He goes home and what happens after that is for you to watch! All IZ well in the end I should say, everybody's fine! :)

Book:
I am still reading or listening to David Sedaris's "Me talk pretty one day" , a collection of short stories which are autobiographical mostly,which are absolutely hilarious. I bought a collection of audio cd books of all David Sedaris's books and recordings of his live shows from Carnegie Hall. I am enjoying listening those cds now which is narrated by David Sedaris himself by his high pitched voice which makes you smile, some stories are "laugh out loud" funny and few uses lot of crude language too but supposedly a normal everyday southern vocabulary for his (NC born) youngest brother! :D
These are some samples of stories from "Me talk pretty one day".
Here are some funny but bit R rated quotes by him from all of his books.

Have a great weekend, hopefully we will see the Spring sooner than later! :)

235 comments:

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Malar Gandhi said...

WOw thats an incredible spread there, I am going to knock your door, you see.

Lovely square parathas with pubjabi egg curry, I will be content with this. Rasavangi, kothsu...its a treat and feast.:)

Happy Cook said...

Even if they say freinds are in their death bed i am not going to send any to these ppl :-)
My mom makes parathas exactly like that way you are folding, i veven make my chapthies like this when i am in good mood :-)
I love egg curry, but H and S don't like any kinds of egg curry.
Sick again, went to the doc yesterday, have Bronchatis, i have to take anitbiotics for next 10 days and also medicine for my barking cough.
On top of it, we are going with S for a pop concert this friday. I hope i don't bark the hall down with my cough :-)

notyet100 said...

lovely post dear,egg curry looks delicious,so does parantha,..and the eggplant recipes everythinhg is new for me,..:-)thnks for the recipes,..

AshKuku said...

Hmm.... There is the next full fledged meal from Asha.... The paratas reminded me of my in-laws... Perfect!!!!! The square..... & the combo, the lavish egg curry..as usual gets me 'egg'cited.... Loved the color... It kinda tempts me a lot..... & I loved the bendekai pachadi..... I can feel its taste in my mouth.....

Loved the plate..... Afternoon I had been to 'SUGGI'...Taste of Malnad.... Oh! Yum! I finished the entire rice bowl for the first time in my life.... Loved the traditional Akki Rotti.... very soft like my hubby's side rotis.... On the whole I savored a sumptuous meal for lunch.... & now for dinner... It is this plate for me, by our talented Asha.....

KUDOS!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Latha said...

Marvelous spread Asha. I am planning to make square parathas this weekend.

Asha said...

Malar, I know how much you like non-veg stuff, I should make and post some chicken dishes here! :)

Aw! Finla, on top of what you have, now this! Okay, just take all the meds properly, don't skip any. Take some Halls cough mints to suppress the cough or just get out of the concert hall quickly! :D
Good luck to S, I am sure she will do wonderfully. Hugs to you, take care. Btw, you can make the sauce and add chicken too to this masala, very tasty.

Hi N, glad you liked it. I love the the combo too. Of course, I would DIE for Eggplant dishes! Hahaha!

Ash, went to "suggi", I am soooo jealous of you now. I know, I love Coorgi style akki rottis too, I have poated the recipe as well. Did they make Ennegayi too? Man! I want to be there now, take meee too! :D

http://foodieshope.blogspot.com/2006/08/rice-rotti-coffee-plantation-style.html

Latha, enjoy the Parathas, takes a little time but worth making them. Attractive and soft! :)

Pari said...

Will come back and read ur post in detail. Thanks for the second entry, please mail me ur first too and kindly mention the cuisines of either post.

Sushma Mallya said...

perfect square paratha with that mouthwatering egg masala..such a delicius combo and nice clicks too...

Anonymous said...

The egg masala has a nice colour.Will be trying this out for dinner today.

Shalini

Hobby Cooking said...

ur blog is really nice,informative and very interesting,

I appreciate ur work by sharing such yummy recipes through this blog

hey btw ru vegetarian r non vegetarian.. n if ur non vegetarian do let me know what all do u have so that ill post recipes on my blog accordingly for you..

Thanks for the comments received from you

http://hobbycooking.blogspot.com

Bong Mom said...

Oh Asha that is an ongoing scam. I received such e-mails from my friend's Dad's account and incidentally they were traveling at that time, it said they had lost money at the airport !!! Never believe such stuff.

The egg masala took all my attention. Yumm

david santos said...

Hello, Asha!
Really very, very good posting.
Greetings
and best wishes for you, Asha!

arundati said...

i love egg curries of all kinds, so i am surely going to try this one out... lemme make that garam masala first.... love the sqare parathas... reminds me of my childhood, amma made them either triangular or square....havent seen Paa yet..

Reshmi said...

hey this parathas n fabulous punjabi egg curry iz tempting me to have it now...rasavangi and salad looks delicious...u made my day friend...

DEESHA said...

wow, soo many eggplant dishes .. yummm .. I am yet to watch paa, I think I will watch it for Vidya Balan

Pavithra said...

Wow looks so so so delicious.. punjabi egg masala I simply loved it. Rasavangi and kothsu oh my good looks so tempting.

Shalini said...

Hello Asha,
I have been delurking your blog, you have a great blog.
I tried your recipes samosa chaat and adai with brown rice. My family loved it.
I love to bake but somehow i am challenged.
Thanks for your wonderful recipes. Will try most of your recipes in future.

Rajee said...

Thats a great Egg Masala Asha. I am not a huge fan of boiled eggs but my husband loves it. Maybe I'll try this out sometime :-)

Divya Kudua said...

I have heard about the e-mail scam too..hope it doesn't happen again!!

Egg masala looks yummy..got to try making garam masala following your recipe now.I always make egg roast-Kerala style.Love the square parathas..:)

Next two dishes are in my not-favorite list.Eggplant and Okra are something I am yet to acquire a taste for:)

indosungod said...

Asha, thanks for that info on that spam.

The egg curry looks delish delish. got to make the masala. Love the color and the square parathas. Eggplant rasavangi, waiting for summer to get some good quality eggplants.

I am looking forward to watching the DeNiro movie too.

Mallika said...

Asha, we are connected!! Guess what recipe I was about to post?? Okra raita. My tip is to wash them in ice cold water first and let them drip dry. This takes the slime away. Then I just mix a tablespoon of oil into them and stick them under a hot grill. Crispy okra, no slime, less oil!

Nandini said...

Wow! All those dishes are scrumptious! I'll lap the egg masala, okra raita, and all other side dishes! Give me the whole platter! I'll gobble them up!

Manasi said...

Love the Parathas! I am NOT a fan of eggplant... but the hubby is, so I will keep this in mind!
I fwd.d the email scam info to all my contacts, thanks.

I saw Paa last week and liked it, Abhishek was GR8, so was Vidya and I LOOOOOVED Amitabh!

sra said...

I saw a trailer for the De Niro movie.

Made something called fresh field bean sambar K'taka special - went by the book - the beans were drowned in all that coconut, and I have to eat it for the next one week. Wah :(

Asha said...

Pari, resent both entries to you few minutes ago! :)

Thanks Sushma, Shalini, David, Arundati, Reshmi, Deesha, Pavithra, Shalini,Rajee! :)

Indo, Divya and Sandeepa, scary scam that one, ain't it? Phew!

HC, we are non-vegetarian now although grew up as vegetarian! :D

Asha said...

Mallika, great tips! I always thaw the frozen ones overnight or wipe the fresh ones with wet cloth before sauteing, never tried in the oven although I do grill Cauliflower in the oven. Sounds great, love to see your Okra too! :))

Haha! Thanks Nandini, I will send them to you NOW!

Manasi, my kids HATE Eggplants and Okras! :P
Paa was good, made me feel sad a little in the end.

sra, Avarekalu saaru!! SLURP!! I can't wait to see it in your blog! YUMMY!! I have to soak the dry ones now, will wait for your recipe.
Thanks for telling me about that scam, helping lot of people before it's too late. Thank God.

Madhuri said...

Asha, I liked your square paratha.
will try it soon.

ruchikacooks said...

Love the egg curry and the variety of eggplants. Rasavangi- long time since I made it.

eggplant mela truly. Okra pachadi will be on my list next. Parathas are as usual super.

Sayantani said...

your posts are always a treat for eyes... every time I see it my stomach churns and I had rush to the kitchen to make something tasty. today I saw the Kothsu and I knew I have to make it. prepared it with the brinjals from my garden and this has come our perfect. thanks Asha. love the paratha and curry combo too. Delish!

Suparna said...

Wonderful spread, the parathas and okra pachadi are the show stoppers :)
Have a great week ahead!
tc

Cham said...

Haha one of the popular email scam now! Most probably they hack the account in "Yahoo" and send the mail . I don't know why the anount is always 1200$ :)
I have received one from google account. Only one way, is keep changing all ur psswrd and always talk to someone before proceeding.
I love the way ur rolled the chapati and egg curry yumyum.
I am coming to ur place if u treat me with all this variety of eggplant!

Asha said...

Thanks Madhuri, Ruchika, Suparna, have a fun day.

Sayantani, made it already! Thanks for the feedback girl, enjoy! :)

Cham, I was shocked when I read it and for a moment thought it was real, then took a deep breath and deleted it! I changed the password too. Thought I better tell the whole World before somebody thinks I am asking for money next! :D

Vrinda said...

Lovely spread..brinjal rasavagi is new to me,must try...liked the egg masala cooked in butter...I hav to find punjabi garam masala,will try soon...

Bhawna said...

Hi Ashaji, lovely post as usual. Egg curry and paratha, really a nice combo. I really like the way u narrate the story of the movies. I did feel the same for paa and everybody's fine is on top of my list. Looking forward for next wednesday.
Regards,

Jagruti said...

Oh Asha
lovely post as usual....incredible and delicious dishes!! like your square paratha!!now days, little bit diffrent movies, are draggad..I was thinking watching on my cinema system, but I know the story now..so...

kothiyavunu said...

Wow what a visual treat..indeed its a spread...count me in, he he. Loved all the entries and the pictures are too good, inviting:)Eggs is very versatile! what a color, looks like its piercing out of the screen :)square parathas are too good and yummy!!

Gulmohar said...

Yes, that performance was great...But they did the same thing in the last year's European championship too..!
Yeah, isn't that called phishing ? where they ask you to enter your username and password which looks like the original, yahoo or orkut or gmail login page...terrible..
What a yummy feast you have here..Lovely parathas and the egg masala is tempting for egg lovers like me :-)

Priya said...

Definitely urs Wednesday posts are truly a feast for urs Ashakka, wat a delicious egg curry, and a tempting eggplant mela, that pachadi looks fantastic and catchy..Loved the way u rolled ur paratha..

Am hungry now:)..

Asha said...

Thanks Vrinda, Bhawna, K and Priya, enjoy the day girls! :)

Jagruti, Oops! Sorry to spoil the fun of that movie, didn't realize it but hope you do watch it! :D

Gulmohar, I didn't know they did the same routine last year too. I didn't watch it I guess. This year it became a sensation in Canada and in YouTube too, loved it. Glad they won the silver! :)
Phishing is crazy scary!!

Pavani said...

Loooooved the Eggplant galore. All the dishes are new to me, will be trying them pretty soon.
Need your advise on something, can I email you on your hotmail account.. Thanks.

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

Wow..ashakka..U've written exactly what was in my mind abt'paa'..n their Ice skating is superb..!!!..we both are fan of their videos on utube.

OMG!!! that so scary, reg scam,,thanks for that info..
and ur recipes..I dont have any words..they r just a treat..I was never known abt 'eggplant' varieties..n so is the okra raitha..hats off to u..
Ashakka..we had snow in Our place, TX yesterday..after a long waiting..n we njoyed a LOT!!
Have a lovely week dear:)

Asha said...

Hi Pavani, yes, email me. I will check tomorrow ASAP if that's okay. Almost dinner time here now! :))

Vanitha, I heard that too, lot of snow this year in Texas, weather is weird these days! Enjoy the snow and have a good night, see you tomorrow! :)

Gita said...

The scam sounds scary Asha...thanks for letting us know about this. Wow so many lovely spreads...everything looks awesome, I love the Punjabi meals especially...I think my husband is going to love this when I prepare the same :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Asha Akka, truly your punjabi egg masala makes me drool... Lovely color I just kept going back to the pic over and over again ;) Lovely parathas and I sincerely wish I was invited for dinner!!! Okra pachadi and rasavangi are delightful... Havent tried sampangi Pithlai I would love to for sure... Yeah I saw that ice dancing I was just amazed :)

Sumi said...

I love eggs in any forms...yet to post two more types of egg masala that I make...Love to try this egg masala too, very tempting colour..

Sreelu said...

Asha, my jaw dropped when I saw them skating to bollywood tune, it was awesome. Loved your Orka pachadi. I would love to make it .
I had mixed feelings abour Paa too, for some reason its hard to watch movies where kids get hurt, same with MNIK.

Lovely spread as always

Meera said...

I too received similar email from my cousin. But I felt something was fishy. Came to know later that it was some kind of a scam.

As usual, your spread looks delicious. Loved the color of egg masala. All the recipes are bookmarked.

Haven't seen paa yet.

aquadaze said...

I love ajwain, and I love your parathas with ajwain in it. Must taste great with the egg curry. Oh, I am so craving some egg curry now!

Other than rasavangi, the other 2 eggplant dishes are new to me. We rarely have eggplant - it is not very high on our favourites! I deep fry (!) my eggplant for my raita, your version seems very interesting, can't wait to try!!

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

yep weather is so weird this yr..:(
Came again to say, just finished my dinner, with 'Okra-yoghurt raitha'..it came out too gud..
As my hubby cannot eat anything spicy (medical reason), I didn't add any chilly..sprinkled lil of chat masala..
A BIG THANKS dear:)

shankari said...

You have patience Asha- really to make square parathas. I bow to you!

Margie said...

Hi Aaha
I'm late getting here but as they say, "better late than never."
Oh my, that is just awful that email scam!

All of your dishes look wonderful, as always, and I really appreciate your sharing the recipes.
I know it's a lot of work for you.

I have seen the movie, "Everybody's Fine" and so enjoyed it!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be here next week to read your post!

Margie :)

Rahin said...

Hi Asha , Thanks for the email info, knowledge certainly is power, love ..love ..love the egg masala with those parathas , I too felt the same way about Paa .

Also have some awards for you at my blog, plz accept :)

Madhavi said...

Awesome post Ashaji, egg masala looks just divine!!

Spice said...

Nice recipes...some known & other new flavors for me...parantha, egg curry known ones but rest kind of different or new, never tasted okra in yogurt...& u r so right about home made garam masala....store bought is just like some powder(that too x'tra fine) by mistake bought one long time back.....never did the mistake again not even by mistake...Lol...

Raaga said...

Love your spread :)

The egg curry is like my friend's mom in Ludhiana makes.

When can I drop by for a meal?

Here's a different gojju/gothsu that my Amma makes with chana dal: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2009/03/katrikkai-gojju.html

Kusum said...

I liked the bendekai pachadi. It sounds similar to something that my Mom makes. Makes my mouth water. Parathas are also nice!

Parita said...

Oh i didnt hear anything abt such a scam..thanks for the info!
I love the qsuare parathas, brinjal galore is simple amazing and love the okra raita..slurp!

jayasree said...

I received a similar email from my cousin's id, who was on vacation then, and incidentally they had visited me the previous day.

Loved the way you rolled the parathas. Kathrikkai rasavangi sounds simple and my okra pachadi has coconut in it.

All in all a great feast to the eyes.

Vani said...

Just posted a rasavangi recipe today! :)

What a spread, Asha! That sampangi pitlai sounds so good.

Hope yu are doing good, Ashamma.

Smita said...

Hi Asha,
Tried something similar to your egg recipe...http://dabbusrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/02/egg-curry.html

All your recipes this week made me really hungry when I was browsing your blog one evening at work:D:D

My kitchen skills said...

Hi Ashaji..masala egg looks great!!!.My Hubby wanted me to cook masala egg from long time..i got the recipe now..Your blog became my cookbook nowadays..Thanks for sharing all great recipes with us.....

Curry Leaf said...

Its raining Eggplants here.Such a spread.Never tried these though I have made bittergrd pithlai.Love the okra salad and the square parathas.
Never knew about the email scam.Here anonymous comments are making rounds thgh and had a fair share of these
Would love to watch Everybody's Fine.TRULY Touching.

Shyam said...

I usually prefer rice to parathas, blame it on my typically southie upbringing, but of late I've been wanting to make chapaties/parathas. I usually make round(ish) or triangular(ish) ones, but square (ish, as mine will inevitably be) seem like a nice change!

I was all eager to make the punjabi egg masala, until I realised that I need to make the punjabi garam masala powder FIRST... so I just ended up wishing I was your neighbour, Asha :)

krystyna said...

Asha,
I didn't see Bollywood Ice Dancing.
Thanks so so much for sharing video with this amazing couple!
Woow! Great job and great music!
Love it!

I'll be back to read more from this post.

Shionge said...

Hey thanks for the alert Asha and yes usually I delete those suspicious emails but this would have been something new so I shall be careful.

Now..back to 'business' too..yum yum nice!!! :D

Laavanya said...

That scam was really awful. I feel sorry for those that actually sent in money.

Punjabi egg curry is so new to me and that looks like a wonderful combination to those parathas.

All the eggplant dishes sound yummy. I watched Pa briefly too but didn't really hold my attention though I was amazed at the attitude of the mom.

Asha said...

Thanks to all of you girls, appreciate it. Be careful about those scams and change your passwords often. Have a great day, see you all soon in your blogs! :)

Shyam, you can use a good quality store bought Punjabi masala too, quicker and easier. Homemade definitely tastes better if you have time to make it. Try it in the weekend! :)

Laavanya, yeah! A very modern hip mom I guess! :D

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely recipes..

Smita said...

Thanks Asha! It was such a yummy recipe that I had to try it! And yes the tandoori masala tastes really good in it.

Asha said...

Thanks Vanamala!

Smita, Tanddori masala pd addition is a great idea, gives it a vibrant color and flavor too!

krystyna said...

Asha, you are very hardworking person. Your site/s is a true encyclopedia of knowledge.
Not only about cooking.
Amazing job - great gift for your kids in the future.
Congratulations!

Thanks for warning about Email scam!

hugss

Jayashree said...

I've read about this scam in a couple of places....scary!!!
I liked Paa except for its over-sentimental bits. Loved vidya balan in it.

ruchikacooks said...

Yup, studied here before being paired with N and then packed up to move here. Given a chance I would go back to UK anyday, just love the place.
I was in Manchester, a good mix of all places.

Asha said...

Krystyna, thank you so much. Posting once a week has helped me a lot to relax other days, so I try to bring something interesting every week. Hugs to you too! :)

Jaya, Paa was okay. Too much silliness sometimes but overall a good movie, loved her too.

Ruchika, we used to go Manchester to that huge Mall (forgotten the name now),used to be spend whole day and drive back. UK is too cloudy though, we got tired of it after 5yrs! :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Punjabi egg masala makes me crave. Appreciate the way you make lovely parathas. Still I am trying to make a chapathi round:) Eggplant in any form is a treat to to me. I will try yours one by one. well said about slimy okra. Thanks for the tips on making it edible.
That email fraud is disgusting:(

BDSN said...

Your posts contain a variety of foods..I guess u r a person who loves variety in everything you do..GUd for u Asha!!!

Sampangi is a flower which is mostly used in wedding garlands in Tamil Nadu..I was quite suprised when there was a dish name inspired from that name .

Swapna said...

Lovely spread Asha! esp loved those egg curry and square parathas :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

never tried okra salad. will surely try!

the curries look great.

Asha said...

Viki, thanks. About the scam, I wanted all of you to know just in case somebody sends something in my name.It's scary!

BDSN, Sampige is also a kind of flower in Karnataka, are they are the same? I don't know. But I love the name though, dish tastes great too.

Thanks Swapna and Mahimaa, do try some of these.

Saswati said...

Hi Asha!! how have you been? remember me??well i had stopped blogging in between have started off again...it feels gr8 to be back.love that spread...but then its your blog...the recipes have to be out of the world.

Nags said...

the punjabis have all the great recipes! sheesh

shahana said...

Beautiful post as always!!Got a lot of information!!

Shri said...

Slurpp!!!All of them Asha..I cannot believe I am not your neighbor...LOL
I never saw Paa purely for the ending (That I heard from my friends)

Pravs said...

I would love that egg masala and parathas. Looks so yum. Eggplant curries are new for me.. Okra pachadi, i do make that.What a spread !

lissie said...

Asha, what an array of delectable dishes! egg masala and square parathas...great combo!

Asha said...

Saswati, I saw your post y'day and said hello too. So good to see you back, enjoy! :)

Nags, that's true! so wholesome food too! :)

Shahana and Shri, Parvs and Lissie, thanks girls. We enjoyed eating them, hope you try a few! :)

Sharmila said...

I too have heard about those scam mails ... scary. Would love to try that egg masala. The variety of eggplant dishes is too good Asha .. helps to decide the menu for a whole week. :-)

Mona said...

Asha, I wonder if you know this...My husband died on the 21st of December2009...

Asha said...

Thanks Sharmila, hope you like them!:)

Oh Mona, I didn't know it at all. So sorry. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Hugs to you girl, hope you are taking care of yourself.

Nostalgia said...

Oooh what a fare! Lovely recipes and pictures and a descriptive way to pay parathas.. I have to look up this author David who writes funny short stories. I have been reading short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri, Eudora Welty and Anton Chekhov and each has been dishing out morbid emotionally draining stories even though very well written. I need a bread with some funny ones for a change.. thanks for sharing.

Pavithra said...

I tried ur punjabi egg curry for the dinner yesterday.. it was yummy and we really enjoyed it.. Thanks so much.

Asha said...

N, I love Jhumpa Lahiri and Anton Chekhov's stories too, haven't read the ther. Do read David Sedaris's books, most stories are hilarious.

Pavithra, so glad you enjoyed the egg masala, we loved it too! :)

Annarasa said...

The eggplant and okra look so yummy!! I am just getting round to some cooking for a dinner party we have today - inspired by your spread!!

Apu

Smitha said...

What a spread Ashakka!! Nammannu yavattu ootakke karitira ;)

Asha said...

Apu, enjoy the party, I have one party to go too tonight! :)

Smita, thanks. I will make another round of these and then you can come over!:D

Nina said...

Thats a wonderful spread.The eggplant galore is my fav one.I love eggplants...awesome one Asha.Make square Parathas is a great idea...i shud ur version.Overall,its a great treat to the eyes:)

Asha said...

Thanks Nina, I love Eggplants too. Enjoy the weekend, see you next week! :)

Mayuri said...

What a spread of dishes !!!.
I make square parathas too but shah jeera and ajwain in paratha is interesting, got to try it out one day, specially with the punjabi egg masala.

rajani@eatwritethink said...

asha i love what you serve up every time, absolutely delicious. i am going to give the punjabi masala egg a shot tom. and scary stuff about the blogger scam! i make ajwain parathas too but i roll them and make them like lacha parathas.

Leena said...

Nice feast! can we come to your house for dinner?:)

M D said...

hey Asha, I love the way you explain every post. From recipes to movie reviews. They are too good. Thank you updating posts regularly. I love coming back to your site.

Asha said...

Mayuri, Shahjeera and Ajwain gives it a little flavor and crunch, try it.

Rajani, I try something different in shapes when I make parathas, just more interesting. Try Egg masala, yummy.

Sure Leena! :)

MD, thanks. I shouldn't tell the whole story of the movie I guess, some don't like it, should keep the ending in suspense! ;D

Anali said...

Thanks for the scam warning. I read an article online somewhere, but had never seen that it happened to an actual blogger that I knew. Scary!

I haven't watched much of the Olympics aside from the opening ceremony where I promptly fell in love with the Canadian team's mittens. So cute!

The Parathas look really good! Yum. Have a great weekend Asha! ; )

rajani@eatwritethink said...

asha i made the egg curry - turned out really really yummy :) i used tomato puree instead of sauce and also added potatoes.

Asha said...

Anali, scams are specially shocking when you recognize the person and their email address asking for help. We have to be very careful.

Rajani, thanks for the feedback, loved the idea to add potatoes! :)

Radhika said...

Lovely post! I love the paratha photos and the egg masala looks so delicious!

David Sedaris is one of my favorite authors, have you read When Engulfed in flames? Its laugh-out loud funny!

Rekha said...

I plan to make bendekayi pachhadi from your menu this week, i keep reading about it but have never attempted to make it, maybe now is the time!

Rachel said...

So many tasty recipes in one post! I just wanted to let you know that the My Legume Love Affair #20 roundup is now posted. Thanks for contributing your wonderful horsegram recipe.

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.
I appreciate for your wonderful presentation with mouth watering dishes.

ruchikacooks said...

Yessss..I plant summer ones in spring for harvest through november and winter ones in november for spring :)

Looking forward to see your garden.

I am hosting an event this month, called home remedies, since you post once a week, ashakka, do remember to give us some tips for the event.

Shri said...

It is scary to hear of such scams..I love those square parathas.Never made raita with Okra..it looks terrific, Asha!Lovely spread!

Soma said...

That egg curry looks awesome!!!!! what a beautiful color. I have never made square parathas (thanks for the steps) and also never added shahjeera to my paratha, but I can imagine the flavor.

That yogurt okra makes me want to have some now..

I agree with you in Paa. I also thought that the movie could have done alright without the political part.. could have been a sweet family movie,, instead of trying to achieve what every other movie does.. I still liked it when i forced myself of the shortcomings.:-)

starry said...

Love all the good food you posted, it is indeed a large spread.How are you doing.I am back after a year,and am just visiting all my bloger friends.

sunita said...

What a delightful spread asha, you never cease to tickle my tastebuds.

And yes, I got that 'wierd' email too :-(

Akal's Saappadu said...

I've heard about that email scam too but in a different way like they rob the email address of your service providers (be it electricity/telephone/internet/banks) and they send email telling that you have to update the subscription details , ask for account number, bank details, credit card details etc.... so many of them here got scammed ... your story sounds similar too, should be aware of this, sure!!!

let me focus on my favourite things now, the brinjal trivia looks gorgeous, each one must be tasting different & unique, delicious!!Sampangi Pithlai sounds new for me, rich and filling in a way that it contains many vegetables and dal, must be a great comfort food!!!

the square parathas & the egg masala is my weakness, looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

I do the okra pachadi the same way as you've done too!! I love it !!!

nice movies, didn't see any of them!!! it's been a long time since I saw a Robert de Niro movie.. cheers!!!

Asha said...

Thanks to all of you girls.
My Laptop had crashed last weekend, couldn't log on at all.I couldn't visit any of you all until this morning. I will see you soon!:)

arunshanbhag said...

Ha ha! Loved that Bollywood ice dancing! Awesome. and thanks you for sharing that link. I skipped this whole winter olympics thing :-)

And with M in India, I have been struggling to make "round" chapattis. Your parathas gave me the idea to make them square! Yaaay! What a fabulous life saver for all of us "round"ly challenged.

Looks like you are all doing well.
Arun

ruchikacooks said...

Dont worry about it. If people have subscribed to your posts, they can get it as soon as you post and they'll be here in a minute..If not also, I am sure we will keep coming back to check if you have posted..and If you are Ok or Sick..

Hope it gets fixed soon..

Asha said...

Arun, I recorded it and watched it again and again. It's amazingly good, glad they won silver at least! :)

R, lot of bloggers have the same problems with "edit posts", saw lot of posting at "blogger help" page. I just complained too and they are trying to fix it. Fingers crossed!

Suma said...

So many tempting dishes lined up... Burrp!!! Thanks!!

Asha said...

Hi friends, just want you to know that my "edit Post" section is not working since Monday. I can't get in there to type in and post anything at all (shows "error") until blogger fixes it.
I can see my own post in whole with no edit logo at the bottom, check comments and go to Google reader but just can't get into my own "edit post" page.
I have complained to blogger, now just have to wait until they fix it.
I see it's a problem for only few bloggers, not to everybody. Don't know why?!

Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome spread..my reader is not showing ur new posts..what should i do for this

Asha said...

Thanks Suma! :)

Shama, I didn't post any new one today because I can't get into my "edit Posts", it isn't working since Monday! Don't know when they will fix it.

ruchikacooks said...

Hehe..My website is totally down, cant even open it ;)

Priya said...

That paratha fold is new to me. I have always done the same triangle thingy. Will sure try this new look.

Asha said...

R, I am feeling like kicking those blogger guys in the backside today, so frustrated!! Just can't get in there into "edit Posts' thing, been writing to them and repeatedly checking today! Cleared up the cookies, Cache and history, everything they suggested, switched to Old editor, nothing works!!

Priya, square parathas are easy to make without worrying about the roundness, try it.

ruchikacooks said...

If u know how to do that kick, let me know..My site was down all night, even I cant open it, kept showing blank page with ads..

n33ma said...

sorry to have missed your post.I'm going to try the eggs masala soon,love the color.

Asha said...

It's so frustrating, isn't it R?

Neema, that's okay, take your time. Sometimes life just gets too busy! :)

Usha said...

I saw the ice skating to bollywood tunes too, and was quite surprised to see the routine, who would have thought :-) The scam sounds scary, one never knows what these scamsters think of next right?

The spread looks beautiful, everything looks so inviting :-)

aquadaze said...

ah...I came looking for your wed post, now I know why it is not there! Can imagine the sheer frustration.
Waiting to see your post soon!

Raaga said...

You already made Matar Kulcha! That is so great Ashakka! Glad you enjoyed it.

Asha said...

Usha, glad they won Silver for that! :)

Aqua, hope they repair it soon orelse I am dead blogwise! :D

Raaga, Matar was so tasty and easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe. I will post as soon as I can get access to my edit post! :)

Yasmeen said...

Thanks for the scam alert,Asha. Flavor packed recipes,love them all :D

Happy Cook said...

Looks like they have not fixed the trouble you are having with edit post, a real bumber. How come it happens like this.

Cham said...

Asha, seems it is well known issue from feb 24 , but they didn't fix it yet, amazing see how people work!
But many says, reverting to old editor works fine... Hope they fix soon, I checked in blogger help....

shankari said...

Kept coming back for a new post and then saw your comment is someone else's blog. Hope they fix it soon

Asha said...

Thanks Yasmeen, Finla, Cham and Shankari. I will wait until this weekend and see if they fix it. May be I will have to change the whole template to get that Edit pencil back here at the bottom, it isn't showing up either. It's very frustrating!

Roopa said...

Ajwain Paratha looks great :) I too made them after I bought my favorite spices recently :) Its healthy and tasty and gives a variation to the normal paratha right? Love the punjabi egg masala , ove all the punjabi food :)

Preety said...

OMG..this is the new kind of scam i heard ..thanks for sharing..

Everything looks so yummy..specially the egg masala as eggs are my fav and love to eat them in sabzi form too..

Ann said...

Oh dear, I hope they fix your blogger issues soon. Worst case maybe they have to transfer everything to a new blog...? Yikes, don't shoot me for saying that!

ruchikacooks said...

Yikes!! Still??

Miri said...

I have made rasavngi and have loved it - time to make it again :)

Asha said...

Thanks Roopa, Preety, Miri. Have agreat weekend girls. Me? I spend whole weekend to try and fix my blog! :P

Ann and R, yeah! Still nothing is working, like edit, photo download and publishing etc. I can see comments and I can see my own whole post here to reply but can't get into edit or publish. I am so frustrated. I will be willing to get a whole new blog but it's blogger problem, might not help either, I will try and see of it does. Enjoy the warm weather meanwhile!:)

ruchikacooks said...

Exactly, that is my point. You know she told me not only dependents but so many women who have Green cards come there for help..

Have a wonderful weekend with Trisha. Make more Gulab Jamuns and send me some :)

Love of my life is expecting me to cook something for his B'day next week..I may end up showing different recipes for the weekend...

Asha said...

R, just like most mental diseases which are so medically treatable, are still kept secret and untreated because of the "society", same with this problem too, whether we live in India or outside. It's not easy to tell others and get help. Hope your post helps. I checked out NC branch, will donate.

Happy Birthday to N, make him whatever he wants!:)

Mine wanted IPOD Touch 64GB, got one for him last month.

Silpa said...

That's an amazing colorful dishes..Love them

Thanks for the entries

Asha said...

Hi Silpa, thanks girl.You are welcome. I have been having some problems with my blog, so all my comments have disappeared! Working hard to get them back!:)

Cooking Foodie said...

Hi Asha,

Love the egg masala... and the movie info was an interesting read.. I have to see Everybody's Fine now!

Aparna said...

Are you having problems with your comments? Then that must be it. I was surprised to see only 2 comments published when I got here, as by the time I usually manage to get here there would be at least 70! LOL

Love your square paratha and the flavours in it. Remember making these for my daughter when she was small. Different shapes would get her to eat them quicker.
Have watched Everyone's Fine and enjoyed it. :)

Fathima said...

really tempting dishes!

Asha said...

Hi CF, that movie is good, makes you scared to get old though!:D

Aparna, I can't go to edit post even today. Y'day I got my own domain and every single comments I had for 4 years disappeared. Some are back, most are gone. Let's see if they fix it after this blog transfer to new domain. I am so frustrated since last Monday!

Thanks Fathima, hope you try some of these!:)

Vinita said...

Oh I hope you get all your comments back.. they are like personal letters.. so precious.

Red Chillies said...

Love the array of dishes as usual Asha. Love the Okra pachadi, I make something similar too. Hope the blogger issues are resolved.

mommyof2 said...

mouth watering dishes as usual:-) it such a treat to come to your blog:-)

Asha said...

Thanks Vinita, RC and M. Even commenting and replying is becoming a problem, don't know when they will fix it. I hope they will soon.

ruchikacooks said...

"hope" that is what we all need now :)

Asha said...

lol! R, only 2 things I can get into in my blogs now are "view blog" and "comment moderation" in settings, can't even open other blogs properly or comment easily (shows "error 404"), lost 90% of all my comments as well. Got tired of it all on Friday, decided to take a break and just waiting for the blogger to fix all these. They say it takes another 3 days, let's see!

Lakshmi said...

Bendekayi pachadi mathe choukavada parota mastagi ide Ashakka. Trust you are doing fine :)

Asha said...

Lakshmi, I am doing well personally, weather is getting better and Trisha is home from college too, enjoying the company! :)

But my blogs don't work since last week, I complained and just waiting for them to fix them both, don't have choice but to take a break now!

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice Recipes out here...For the Square parathas, roll them diagonally...It will be much easier to get the square shape...The egg curry looks nice

Siri said...

I love love the video. Thanks for sharing. I actually goose bumps watching it. One should never visit your blog when hungry, result would be hunger pangs, just I have now.

Hope everything is going fine with you. I will be leaving for India next week. Yeh Yeh!

Hugs,
Siri

indosungod said...

Asha, see that the problems are still not fixed. Have fun and enjoy the warm weather.

Jaya said...

Asha,
All looks so delicious specially the ajwain flavoured square paratha's ...hope you get this comment :)..
hugs and smiles

Varsha Vipins said...

I am going to try that Kothsu..love egg plants n all of these are new to me..cant wait to try..will let u knw ..:)

Sukanya said...

You are so talented...The recipes are yummy...they look so delicious and the reviews are great!!!!

Asha said...

Soma, great idea to roll them diagonally to keep the shape, thanks a bunch girl :)))

Siri, have a wonderful time in India, see you when you are back.

Indo, it's so not fair! I even bought a domain hoping that will fix the problems but nothing happened!:(

Jaya, Varsha and Sukanya, thanks girls, enjoy.
I can only access this whole post and moderate comment section. Even that goes sometimes, it's very frustrating for me now. Hope they fix it soon.

Nandini said...

I know how it feels when problem like this happens, especially when the hard work and memories (comments) of a very long time are lost. I suggest that you keep a private back-up blog (I don't know if you have one but make one now). At least, the recipes will be saved. "HOPE" everything will be fine and your comments be restored soon.

FoodLovers said...

Hi Asha ..Loved Eggplant Dishes dear
and also agreed with ur vedrict on paa i felt the same way ..
i made ghee of ur version u can check on my blog i enjoyed the process of doing ghee .

jayasree said...

Ashakka, I just came to see why no posts from you and I was shocked to note only 21 comments. After reading thro the comments I know what you are going thro. Hope things get settled soon. I missed your comments for the last two posts esp. since it was your blog on my spotlightblog series.
Wish you get back your blog along with all the comments soon.

My kitchen skills said...

Hi Asha!!!!!

..i missed 2 Wednesdays of your blog!!!!

Hope your problem gets resolved soon.....miss ur recipes dear!!!

Asha said...

Nandini, back up blog is a great idea, I will do that ASAP. Thank God none of my posts are gone but only the comments have disappeared although I do regret losing them.

FL, Jaya and K, so sorry I am missing your posts girls. I can't log into other blogs as well, it shows error and codes most of the time. Last time I commented in other blogs was on last Friday I think. I am checking everyday whether they fixed it, so far it's the same. I will come and check your posts as soon as I can be able to. I have 2 posts to go but can't get into the Edit post!

Sorina said...

I like the sound and look of this. I shall mark this on my to do list.

Happy Cook said...

Hi hi i thought i was in the wrong place as there was only few comments ;-)
Looks like you are still having problem with blogger. Have they fixed it, looks like no, as you haven't posted for a while.
Or are you budy with Trish as she is there for her school break.
You must be having lots of fun with her andi am sure you are cooking and cooking to give her home food.
Enjoy there.

Vinita said...

Hi Asha,

Do you guys have spring a week earlier than the rest? How was trisha's first semester at college? Was it difficult to adjust>

Would love to send you a personal email sometimes if its ok. Because I know you are terribly busy so even if you say no I won't mind.

Asha said...

Thanks Sorina, let me know how did you like it! :)

Finla, everything is a mess in my blogger, I can only view the full page here, that's it. 90% of my comments have gone too, trying to get them back.Can't even comment properly in other blogs too, so taking a break. Hopefully, they fix it next week atleast.
Trisha is going back Sunday.Yeah! Cooked lot non-veg dishes she likes whole week. I feel great when she is here! :)

Vinita, official Spring is still few days away but looks like we have it here already. It's been very warm and Sunny, some rain, of course Spring allergy has started too.
Trisha loves the UNC campus and classes too, have made good friends. She does find it little confusing with Lab papers etc but she is getting help. Takes time to adjust to "college" level! :D
Go ahead and mail I don't mind at all. Just that I don't check the mail often but will surely talk to you after this weekend! :)

AnuSriram said...

That's a lovely spread! All dishes looks awesome!! And, the Winter Olympics was too good... Most of the events, really tough to perform! Very talented participants!! I watched the ice skating too...
Also, i too received the e-mail you said. But the story is un-believable. So, just deleted that!

jayasri said...

Hi Asha, Howzu?, I saw your foodie's never had time to post comments!!, how good is that?, I am always short of time!!, I wanted more than 24 hours in a day!!, comming back to the spreads in your kitchen First of all the clicks are great I loved those 3 cup serving bowls!!, The parathas and the step by step photos are great, The egg masala is looking great, as I don't eat eggs like that I can substitute it for vegetables I suppose, My favs are Rasavangi, pithalai and kothsu and of course Okra pacchadi!! Totally awesome spread!!, and thanks for sharing about the scam, Hope all your blogging problems are fixed by now. come back soon...

Shree said...

Asha, You are back with a BANG and you are on a ROLL. :D
So good to read your posts again.

-Shilpa

Khaugiri said...

Love the combo. An Award is waiting for U on Khaugiri:)

Asha said...

hanks Anu, Jayasri, Shree and Khaugiri, I appreciate it. I will see you soon in your blogs. Right now there are lots of blogger problems for me, I will try and come back on Wednesday, hopefully it will be fixed soon! :)

Sharmila said...

Hi Asha! Wednesday came and went ... looks like your probs with blogspot aren't over yet. I too am having probs with comments ... cannot see them. Hope to see you again soon. TC. :-)

Rachel said...

Thanks on the alert!

Great post as always..

Asha said...

Thanks Rachel and Sharmila.
It's been 2 weeks since my blog went crazy, even now I have trouble logging in too sometimes. Hope they fix it soon. Right now I am taking a break until it fixed, it's frustrating but there is nothing else I can do other than being very patient! :)

Usha said...

Just wanted to check and see how you are doing since I haven't seen you around for a while now and no new posts too ! Only when I came here I understand you are having problems with the blog, hope they fix it soon. Take care !

Gattina said...

thanks for the alert Asha!
my husband takes vegetarian meal about once or twice a week. Your egg masala would surely appear on our dining table!

Asha said...

Thanks Gattina and Usha, enjoy.

Usha, having lot of blog trouble girl, publishing my own posts and commenting is hard as well, so taking a break right now. I wasn't planning to take a break until July but am forced to now! :)

Meera said...

Hey, today's wed! came here to check your post. hope all is well. take care.

Cynthia said...

This scam thing is a menace.

Asha said...

Hi Cynthia, yes! These scams are scary too, better delete without even reading them.

Meera, this is my second Wednesday without a post. Edit post isn't working, so unwanted break for me till it works!

Manasi said...

Hi Asha, WHEN??? when will ur posts show? Are u still facing probs with publishing?
:(((

Asha said...

Yes Manasi. Can't get to "edit post" since March 5th and also have problems with posting comments in other blogs as well.Only things I can get into is this whole page to reply and my gmail, nothing else. I have been complaing to blogger help page, nothing happens. I log on to chek once a day and go away disappointed, really frustating. I am catching up with reading, and enjoying the weather now.
Happt Spring to you, hopefully it gets warmer there as well! :)

PJ said...

Had I known u had prepared 3 of my fav brinjal dishes I would have got myself invited for the meal..Looks so tempting...Hope your blog get fixed soon...

Gulmohar said...

Sorry to hear about your trouble in posting !good luck and waiting too see the new ones :-)

Anonymous said...

It's been a month and there are no new posts?

Shalini

RV said...

I am just drooling at all the dishes you have posted here... love the ida of okra/yogurt pachadi..

Asha said...

Thanks PJ, Gulmohar, Shalini and RV. My blog problems are never ending these days. I will post as soon as I can post. Have a great Spring! :)

ruchikacooks said...

Still no Hope? Sheesh. I made those onion crackers last week and posted it, came out well..Today is Kharabath :)

swapna susarla said...

Hi Asha
Love the egg curry!!!I like to try different egg curry recipes.Will try this version too.
Thanku.

Asha said...

Thanks R and Swapna. My blog woes are not yet over, trying everyday to fix it. Hopefully soon.

R, hope you liked the Crackers. Unfortunately, I have problems with commenting too, takes multiple time to post one, so I have given up.Still shows Code "Error 404". Grr..!

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